Cons: Refused to honor the reservation. Went with a different vendor.
Jul 4 2016
Cons: The counter people at the JFK location were rude & passively unhelpful...not a hello,enjoy the vechile,thanks you...nothing but unhappiness with their jobs..I rent 20 cars a yr & this has been consistently the worst car rental counter in the US, as have rented from them before with the same expeirecne
Jul 11 2016
bad service at pickup
Pros: The car was good and the dropoff process was ok
Cons: The pickup attendant was terrible. We tried to rent the car using the credit card insurance and she insisted that it's not possible. I wasted a lot of time to convince her to process the rental without the store's insurance to allow me to get the credit card insurance.
Jul 18 2016
kayak price was fake
Pros: we locked down a reservation price of $133; when we got to dollar rental, they suddenly wanted $250
at the desk were rude af
Jul 19 2016
Pros: people are super friendly and helpful
Cons: the Aux and USB dock were not working.
Aug 14 2016
Cons: After paying, we waited for almost an hour for us to pick up the car (at jfk location). Very unusual. Drop off was easy at dulles.
Aug 15 2016
Cons: No car available
Aug 15 2016
Had to wait 1 hour for a car
Cons: No cars available, waited 1 hour, then they gave me whatever they had. No apology from anyone.
Aug 16 2016
Terrible and uninformed staff who yelled at me despite the fact that they were wrong and uninformed about additional drivers. They kicked me out and called me ignorant.
Aug 22 2016
Cons: Paid almost triple the price than what was advertised on Kayak. Had horrible customer service when I questioned the additional charges. Also had to wait over 40 minutes to pick up the car which caused me to miss the beginning part of the wedding I attended. Will never rent from here again or recommend anyone to do so.
JFK - Over 1.5 h wait in the line for car pick up.
Pros: The car itself.
Cons: 1.5 hrs wait in the line for a pickup of reserved car after 9.5 hrs red eye flight. Only 2 people working.
Jul 18 2016
Cons: Long line with no movement. Seriously understaffed. After flying for 10 hours, not a welcome home so abandoned resevation for another company.
Jul 30 2016
Poor service at JFK rental. Beware of very slow se
Pros: Car was fine.
Cons: Exceptionally long wait despite vehicle being on the lot, and we needed to keep nudging the attendant to remember to get the car ready; he had us sit down and basically we disappeared for them. Very frustrating.
Aug 24 2016
Cons: I was switched from economy to full size, no extra charge but more gas money. I did not notice that tank was not full until I had driven a way. I offered to document to the company that I had put in 6 gallons to drive 115 miles, but they turned down my request for reimbursement of 16$, on the grounds of the "upgrade".
Aug 29 2016
Extremely Long Wait in Budget Office at JFK
Cons: We waited in line for over 45 minutes to pick up a pre-reserved car and eventually left to rent a car in less than 5 minutes next door at Alamo. When we walked in there were two clerks each assisting a customer and two people in line in front of us.
Sep 7 2016
Pros: Great service, great car!
Sep 10 2016
Cons: It took over an hour to actually get the rental car from JFK. The staff were incredibly slow and very poorly trained (had to ask each other how to select a particular car type, see which cars are available, etc.). It was as if someone just took them of the street and put them behind the counter. Even with over 2 dozen people waiting in line and loudly email@example.com and skiing to speak with the manager, she casually walked around and did nothing. She did not assist her staff nor address the customers.
Sep 20 2016
Pros: good vehicles
Cons: waiting lines too long
May 10 2016
Pros: Good staff- quick - nice-
Cons: A little crowded but it was a holiday at noon - so I get it
Jul 15 2016
Cons: Poor service at the Laguardia airport location - 23 Rd ave
Cons: I made a deposit on Kayak with my visa debit card, and was not informed that I wouldn't be able to use the same debit card to hire the car. Wasn't allowed to hire the car, lost my $50 deposit and missed the wedding I came to go to. Devestated. Very unlikely to use Kayak again.
Sep 23 2016
Pros: Initial collection/pick up was one of the best I've ever experienced.
Quick and no hanging around. Everything was ready. Staff were fantastic and friendly. Couldn't have been better
Apr 4 2016
Very smooth and friendly experience
Pros: Customer service was excellent, forthcoming and friendly. Rental was terrific.
Jul 11 2016
Pros: The process was very simple and fast.
Cons: The price, it was some what overpriced but than again it's New York.
Sep 14 2016
Pros: This Alamo location was very easy for me to get to and they provided me with a very nice brand new car that was big enough for me and all of my passengers.
Sep 14 2016
Pros: Courteous and convenient, especially since you can drop off at any time.
Jan 1 2016
Pros: Easy access, friendly crew, amazing car. Loved it all - THANK YOU!
Aug 19 2016
Pros: As above
Sep 23 2016
Pros: Easy return and friendly
Oct 12 2015
Very good and easy rental from JFK
Pros: Booked earlier so the pick up was quick and easy. After 10 min I was off on the road to go home. Returned the 2nd day at Boston. I parked my car as they directed and immediately got my receipt when I stepped out of my car. So quick.
Cons: Upgraded to Jeep Patriot as they ran out of medium sedan, good but I don't like Jeep Patriot that much though.
Pros: The price.
ANd the drop off went quickly.
That's it. Everything elses about the experience I would not want to repeat.
Cons: The car reeked of cigarettes which I a. extremely sensitive too. It snowed un xpectedly and I felt extremely unsafe in the car which felt very unstable driving in those conditions.
It took forever to pick up the car, they have only one person working at a time to help people.
I guess that's what I get for the good deal I got. I will do my best not to rent from Payless again.
Apr 7 2016
Pros: Value. Clean car. Great email communication. Got receipt within the hour.
Cons: Longuish wait to get the car. Have to go back to office to return car.
Nov 3 2015
Pros: Value and ease of entire process.
Cons: The car itself seemed a little shoddy --- perhaps some engine problems, esp @ lower RPMs.
Nov 6 2015
poor customer service
Pros: price for the first day
Cons: poor customer services, Hidden fees, raised more than double the 1st day price. Would not use them again! ( witnessed other customers getting service there, while I was there.
Nov 11 2015
Pros: Everything was good.
Nov 17 2015
Pros: Great car, excellent service!
Nov 21 2015
scarebones rental but the price was right
Pros: Well, if you can find the place, it isn't terrible.
No one was there when I dropped off the car @ 6 am, and there was no drop box so I had to leave the keys in the car.
The car itself was fine and the rental was a really good price, so keep that in mind. But it was a hassle returning the car as the Google maps address was in the airport service road complex, and I had to figure out the public address by asking.
Dec 4 2015
Pros: I found the staff to be untrained and the policies of Payless somewhat antiquated. I originally indicated I would bring my vehicle back 1 1/2 days into my rental. When I decided to keep the vehicle the full 2 days Payless wanted to charge me a change fee and bill me for another day - even though it would have still been within the original 2 days I paid for. In addition, they charged me for an EZPass and I spent 2 days driving through tolls until a cop stopped me and told me I did not have an EZPass. Lastly, when I wanted to add a second driver noone seemed to know how to add to my policy. Very disappointing experience and I will likely not use them again.
Apr 6 2016
Pros: Good value for the car rented.
Cons: Waited about a hour in the lobby (with one seat for customers) to take delivery of a reserved car. Car was delivered with only 3/4 tank of fuel, but not indicated as such on invoice. Weather was too cold and lobby too full to go back in to correct invoice. I returned car with full tank though, to avoid any addional charges. Will not recommended nor use Payless in the future.
Apr 11 2016
Pros: The agent was extremely helpful and friendly.
Cons: The rate was ridiculously high! I felt like I was being taken advantage of.
Cons: Staff very rude and uncooperative. Specially mrs Tiffany.
Nov 22 2015
Pros: The car drove nicely, and was reasonably clean....
Cons: The associate told me to go the wrong numbered spot, so I had to return the desk. Then the car had only 3/4ths the gas though I was marked for a full tank, so I had to return to the desk. When I returned it, I was charged for "being late by an hour" (something I've never thought about when returning before a flight).
Being hidden in the Hertz station made it hard to find.
Pretty poor customer experience, and will be going out of my way not to use Thrifty again in the future.
Sep 16 2016
Pros: Pick up and drop off was one of the easiest things at the airport, we got decent gas mileage too! The seats were pretty comfortable.
Cons: The "cruise control" on the car wasn't normal, the button even said "coast" so it was constantly changing speeds. What's the point of cruise control if it doesn't actually work how it's supposed to . And the pickup on that Nissan sonata is terrible.
Sep 19 2016
Cons: Counter staff is fully aware but unapologetic for their google maps location being off and our walking 45 minutes to an incorrect location. Had to wait 45 minutes for a car with 10 others because "the cars were in the wash". Staff berates us for not taking EZPass or their coverage even though we explained we have coverage through the booking on Kayak.
Sep 20 2016
Waited 2hrs for car!
Pros: The manager lady drove cars like a maniac!
Cons: I waited two hours for my car. It was ridiculous and really screwed up the rest of my trip. And I was told that the insurance I bought through Kayak wasn't accepted. So I had to buy theirs. I also heard other customers being denied all sorts of insurance types. And the location is incorrect on google maps so I had a nice walk around the outskirts of the Airport for an hour as well. It's near the Hertz rental.
Sep 20 2016
Car not available at reservation
Pros: Car was fine. Ran as expected.
Cons: Agent was incredibly rude and confrontational from the moment I got to the desk. We had to wait for an hour for our car after we were checked in. There were at least five other groups waiting as well, who had similar wait times. The desk agent and the other employees were inefficient and the desk agent was literally yelling at all the other employees. It was very uncomfortable for everyone there.
Apr 1 2016
Cons: Took 52 minutes standing in line at LaGuardia Thrifty / Dollar counter. Just 2 of the 5 stations manned and over 100 people in line. Nearly a riot at one point. Cigarette lighter did not power up, UBS port did not power up. So I had to stop to download driving drirections because the navigator could not get power and my moibile was nearly drained too. Overall a very poor experience. Oh almost forget, at LaGuardia 4-5 Hertz, Avis, Budget etc. shuttless pass for every Thrifty shuttle. Always at least 15 minutes wait there.
Aug 18 2016
Pros: Very accommodating service.
Oct 12 2015
Pros: Thrifty offered great rates, a low mileage car and convenient drop off.
Cons: The issue is dealing with pick up at LGA. I rushed to the door of the van and still had a 20 minute wait in line to sign up. Those poor folks behind me had a half hour or more to work with the sole counter agent.
Oct 23 2015
Worst place ever!!!
Pros: This is by far the worst place I have ever been too. For starters their shuttle never arrived after 40 minutes. I had to get on another shuttle just to get there. Then i get to the counter and the girl was the rudest person i have ever met. Then wouldnt let me pay with my debit card. To top it off I had to go down the street to rent from a competitor. And to really show how terrible this place was there was another person who rented from them and paid in full and he also had to go down the street to rent from the same place I went to because they didnt have a car for him. If I could I would give this place a 0!!!
Cons: The sold me an inactive EZPass for $23.99 a day which caused my to be pulled over by the NY State Police on my way to CT. The location keeps insisting it not their fault. Huh? How could it possibly be mine?
The car had 40k on it and smelled like fast food.
That's my last time renting from Advantage.
Jun 22 2016
Cons: Hard to find, my maps app directed me to the old building down the street and it took a while to find the current building.
Jul 14 2016
Super slow check in // Advantage Doesnt Provide In
Pros: Value, size and cleanliness of vehicle
Cons: Super slow check-in; did not know u needed ur own personal insurance to rent from them (fortunately I had my own but this is a new development as Im not a car owner and my company purchased for me as I travel often)
Jul 16 2016
Cons: I arrived after reserving a car online only to be told that there were no cars available because they do not take same day reservations. Then the person walked away from the counter, no apologies or suggested resolutions. They also charged my credit card and I still have the charge on my card a week later.
Jul 19 2016
could be better
Pros: big spacious vehicle
Cons: car was properly maintained or pre-inspected
took over an hour
poor customer rep at location
Jul 21 2016
Cons: Service was awful. Long lines no matter what time of day, understaffed, and those that do work here have no sense of customer service, and some of them were quite rude. the place was disorganized and dysfunctional. Car smelled like marijuana. Shuttle bus runs infrequently and sporadically. will never use this office again.
Jul 25 2016
You must provide your own car rental insurance to
Cons: They don't make this clear when reserving a car. Caused a huge hassle for me. Woman at the counter (NYC) was very dismissive and unhelpful.
Aug 7 2016
Cons: I waited for 20 mins. To be assisted by the advantage person. There only 1 person assisting everyone. The car is good and clean
Aug 8 2016
Advantage takes advanatge of customers
Pros: Nothing. I plan on reporting Advantage to the Better Business Bureau.
Cons: I was not able to rent a car. Spent an hour finding the rental online. Was told I had successfully rented a car. Rented a car2go to arrive at the car rental place (25 min). Stood in line for 40 min, and then was told I didn't have car insurance so could not rent a car and there was no way to purchase insurance at that office. Then had to drive back to my neighborhood and fond another car rental location. On top of this the agents told me I would not receive a full refund. I would have to waste another 30-1 hour of my time calling carrentals.com so that they wouldn't charge me $50 for swindling me. Stop working with this company until they fix this. I should have read their yelp reviews because they say it all. This also happened to 2 other people while I was there.
Pros: Highly suggest. A quick walk from Airtran at JFK, cutting time with shuttle. The car was ready and freshly washed. A video of surface scratches was made on the spot and emailed. The personnel were all very helpful and personable, with good advice on direction. And what a deal. Came through in a pinch, too, at the last minute. Even the other customers there were in a good mood.
Cons: At first it seemed difficult to find but with GPS I got there easily.
Oct 11 2015
Cons: Service not as described
Oct 12 2015
Cons: Flight was delayed 30 minutes. The company canceled our reservation and we were stranded at the airport
Oct 27 2015
NOT unlimited miles
Pros: Upgraded economy car to standard for trouble
No mechanical trouble with vehicle
Cons: Car advertised as having unlimited miles. Was told at pickup that it only has unlimited miles for individuals who had flown in to JFK, and they would not give me unlimited mileage.
I was charged additionally for the unlimited miles even after speaking with management. This was very frustrating.
Nov 9 2015
You pay for what you get!
Pros: I loved the price.
Cons: The customer service at the rental office was horrible. The man was arguing with me about whether or not my insurance covered me in their car. I ended up paying for the insurance but later found that I am actually covered by my insurance in any car I enter...as I was trying to tell him, but he was arguing with me and I just wanted to leave ASAP and hit the road. Complete attitude problem. His assistant was much nicer and informative. The car was a hyundai automatic with no automatic windows or locks. It was very worrisome whether or not I would leave the car open. The car given was very poor quality. The mile restrictions area little unreasonable as well.
Nov 13 2015
Cons: the guy who drive the shuttle with licence L87-EJX, to ride the people to the airport has the worst attitude ever. he don´t help me with the bags, he throw me to the office because I don´t enter to the office with the main entrance, He don´t understand I have a emergency with the bath. and many things more.
Nov 22 2015
Pros: good price
Cons: location is NOT near other car rentals and this was not well advertised
staff took exceedingly long during pickup and drop off
i took air train o the wrong location (federal hill) and asked if the shuttle could get me there and was refused by staff
will not use them again
please take this off the search, they are substandard
Dec 18 2015
Worst smell ever
Cons: My car was doused in air refreshner, and day 2, the smell of mold took over. It was very nauseating. Plus the car sounded like it has never had an oil change. At only 40,000 miles it was making crazy noises at stop lights and driving really jerky. The worst car rental I have ever had.
Dec 19 2015
Cons: They did not send me a confirmation and I needed to cancel. So I was charged $50 for a no show
Dec 23 2015
Cons: I got to the counter and they told me the insurance I paid for while reserving to car was incompatible with my rental and I had to buy insurance from them.
AVOID THEM AT ALL COSTS.
Pros: The vehicle was perfect for our vacation. The service was outstanding. Would certainly use then again.
Cons: Glad I booked it where I did. The phone quote I was given was double the amount I paid.
Apr 9 2016
I wasn't able to rent although I was promised a ca
Cons: Wasn't able to rent the car because I had a debit card. When I asked if my boyfriend could come and put down his credit card and license and rent the car and authorize me as a driver, she said no because she didn't like my attitude. It was a terrible and traumatizing experience. Will never ever try to rent from Avis again.
Jul 28 2016
Pros: I liked nothing about the service marketing was misleading
Cons: We set up for a rental they asked for payment and license information. Credit cards are under my wife's name she holds no license. We were using my license they booked our pick up for 6am. We arrive at avis to be told credit card and license must have the same name. We couldn't get the rental and were told the pre paid amount was not going to be refunded to us.
May 2 2016
Jun 7 2016
Pros: The place was easy to find on Waze
Cons: Service staff wasn't able to answer some of my questions.
Aug 16 2016
Pros: Easy time dropping off the car.
Cons: I had to wait a bit bc there was some sort of problem with another customer.
Sep 18 2016
Very bad experience
Cons: Mean and un-attentive at the pick up/drop off location, dirty car, suspension system of the car not working
Aug 9 2016
Got where Iwas going
Cons: Details, like the use of the easy pass, was not explained. The car I was promised was not available so I had to pay for an upgrade or wait for my rental. Enterprise rental would have upgraded me for free.
Aug 17 2016
Pros: car was clean and full
Cons: waiting for the clerk took a long time, after hours on a plane the last thing I want to do is wait in line for a car.
Sep 20 2016
Cons: I changed the one way rental from ending in west palm beach to near Chicago. They charged me an extra $700. Why?
Pros: Customer service was great. I got upgraded to a nicer car for free. The pick up and drop off process was very smooth.
Jun 4 2016
Pros: The Hertz reps at both pickup and drop off were pleasant and professional. That makes all the difference when choosing where to spend your money!
Cons: A little pricey for a one day rental, but I understand it was almost a holiday weekend.
Sep 10 2016
So impressive from beginning to end
Pros: The van was in immaculate condition. Pick up was so simple and efficient, as was the drop off. Well done Hertz.
Aug 30 2016
Pros: I returned car to NYC - did not have new rental there. Questions don't really apply.
Cons: Difficult to find car rental return place. Did not see signs on airport property for rental return. Was very concerned about being late. Finally had to stop and research where location was while I was on airport property.
Sep 11 2016
SHAME on HERTZ!
Pros: Sadly NOTHING of my experience was positive. Please read below to get the FULL STORY. And forgive the occasional all-caps but you'll understand when you read my tale of woe. Thanks
Cons: Do yourself a favor and learn from my oh so TRAGIC experience, and it was the single WORST car rental experience in my LIFE. I took a red-eye into JFK - NYC. Got in at 6:30am. When I made my reservation on Kayak, I mistakenly did not specify my pick up time so it defaulted to noon - my bad. So the night before the flight I called Hertz and changed my pickup time to 6am. The customer service said that it was all taken care of, no problem.
When I arrived at the Hertz counter in NY they said my pickup time is 12 noon and they have no car for me. I have to wait until noon. Despite my explanation that their phone representative changed my pickup time they said no can do. What they did offer me, if I didn't want to wait (uh, no, I'd love to wait over 5 hours and spend it with the "it's 6:30am and I don't care about you Hertz staff) , I could PAY MORE and get another car to take now.
I once again explained it was their customer service that bungled my time change, but I got a NO CAN DO. Without any options I PAID MORE and got an "upgrade" - from mid-size to full size. I was alone so I didn't need or want a slightly bigger car. Next, the interior of the car was DIRTY. I got black stuff on my hands from the sticky steering wheel. And a spilled drink was dried up on the middle console.
So I drove to the checkout kiosk and told the Hertz staff that my car was dirty inside. She literally said in a very rude tone "that's not my job, I've got nothing to do with that". So I made a U turn and went to the check in lane. I told the Hertz staff my car was dirty and the guy said the SAME thing then walked off.
I swear there is an end to this so bear with me - it gets even better. So I take out my luggage and go back to the Hertz desk. I told them about the dirty car and the rude employees and they readily gave me another car that I still had to PAY MORE for.
Fast forward to check out. I bring the car back and nobody is directing people into the checkout lanes. I go behind the lane with most cars to get in line while others arrive and go right to the front of all the other lanes expecting to check out before those who were waiting in line. There is only ONE checkout person and a mass of cars with unhappy customers waiting and having to figure out who was there first.
Finally I get out of there. I call HERTZ to relay my experience and all the customer service offers is a voucher for the next rental. But I'm NEVER renting from Hertz again so that means nothing to me. Also, they won't even refund me the EXTRA I had to pay when the pickup change was "all taken care of, no problem". No problem? ONLY PROBLEMS. Next, I'm told that if I want any charges reduced on my bill, I need to deal with JFK HERTZ directly and discuss with the manager.
So I call JFK HERTZ to speak with a manager and am given an answering machine saying that they will call me back within 4 hours. THEY NEVER CALLED BACK.
SHAME ON YOU HERTZ and learn from my unfortunate experience.
Sep 12 2016
Pros: Smooth drop-off
Cons: 1. Long wait time to pick up the car
2. Car was not cleaned prior to pick up
Sep 21 2016
Pros: Easy to pick up and drop off, nice clean car
Apr 26 2016
Worse car ever!
Cons: It was too small. I'll never order an economy-sized car again. We felt like we were driving a toy. You could here everything from the outside. It was so loud we couldn't even play the radio.
Sep 19 2016
Terrible customer service
Pros: Car was OK.
Cons: I prepaid for 3 days, and somehow, the staff was convinced that I only paid for 2 days (despite the fact that I showed them my Kayak receipt and credit card charge. After 15 minutes on complaining when picking up the car, I thought it was resolved.
When I dropped the car off, same story: I owed another day. Both women helping out were very rude. Rose was the second and basically told me to "work it out with it with Kayak because it wasn't her problem."
Feb 19 2016
Pros: I received a great rate, then the next day I realized that I made the rental at the north end of the city instead of the bottom, and called to change it. The rate tripled. Then the guy on the phone let me use a promo code, which brought it down to a reasonable price, so I was happy. Then when I picked it up, the car went from $51 to $200!!! I was only using the car for 3 hours. RIDICULOUS. Watch your back.
Jay (manager) Enterprise 80th & 2nd is incredible!
Pros: I arrived late (and desperate) an hour after the garage had closed, and Jay opened it back up and got me my car. He gave me a free upgrade and was super friendly. Best service I've ever had from a car rental garage. He chatted with me amicably about my trip and was genuinely interested in what I was saying. When I got back, he remembered me and asked how my trip to Boston was. The car was great as well, clean and no issues. Thanks Jay!! Nicole at the desk was a pleasure too!
Aug 27 2016
Pros: Incredible personal service. When they heard we were getting married we got a free upgrade. Everyone at rental agency was friendly and engaging.
Jul 29 2016
Excellent Service, Will Be Back
Pros: Service was outstanding, I should have used Enterprise before...
Aug 26 2016
Cons: Very challenging to find the drop off location. There were small signs stapled to light poles. We eventually had to follow an Enterprise van to the location. Otherwise, we would have struggled to find it.
Sep 5 2016
Pros: The Enterprise road assistance has a wonderful service!
Cons: I was given a car that had a flat tire. When I asked the customer service for another car, she refused saying that it is nothing wrong with the car and that I should ignore the error message on the board (which indicated that one of the back tire has low pressure). She tried to inflate the tire on Enterprise compound but the error message on the board did not disappear. She told me that once I will start driving the car the message will go away. I asked again for another car and she refused. I took the car drove it home but the message was still there. I called the Enterprise road assistance and they told me if the tire seems ok then I should ignore the error message. I did so but after two hours driving the pressure on the tire was 25 psi. We stopped at a gas station to inflate the tire. At this point the error message disappear. We finally made it to destination and over night the tire was totally deflated. I called again the Enterprise road assistance who sent AAA to change the tire with the spare one. AAA told me that with the spare tire I should not drive at a speed of more than 50mph. I thought that this was unacceptable since I rented the car to drive a lot around on the highway and not a speed of 50 mph. I called again Enterprise road assistance who agreed to change my car with another one. This took a lot of my personal vacation time plus the stress of driving with a flat tire having two small kids in the back. I am really wondering if it would not be cheaper for LGA Enterprise (and of course much better for me) to have given me from the beginning another car as I requested? I am extremely disappointed with LGA Enterprise and how the customer representative handled the situation.
Aug 24 2016
Pros: very good service
Jul 27 2016
Cons: Over concern with dust on outside of vehicle
Aug 29 2016
Aug 29 2016
Pros: nice attendant who greeted me at JFK for the return
Sep 6 2016
It was Great!!
Pros: The staff was amazing very nice! Great customer service very nice
Pros: This experience definitely made me more likely to rent a car in the future. Staff was gregarious and helpful, pickup and dropoff were easy, and I was pleasantly surprised by the price. The car was in good condition and very pleasant to drive.